Tag: social workers

A New Year and a new way for children and workers to MOMO

    We hope you had a happy New Year and are ready for 2017! There’s some exciting changes to MOMO products and the website. Things look a little different but the changes are designed to make MOMO apps easier for you to use and get help with. The original MOMO app is now ‘MOMO… Read more »

The Social Worker’s Guide to Using MOMO (Free Download)

This guide explains which devices MOMO works on and how to use it with young people. It can be downloaded as a printable pdf here. MOMO’s core aim is to improve life chances for young people in care. It does this by making it easier for young people to express their views to their care team,… Read more »

How MOMO Helped David Sort Out His Complaint

Last month CYP Now published an editorial about MOMO and the emergence of technology within children’s social care services. The editorial included interviews with two young MOMO users. We’ve reproduced them both here, with a deeper explanation of why MOMO was helpful not only to them but to their social workers too.

How MOMO Helps Social Workers – a Story about Honour

Honour is a busy 39 year old social worker and mother of 2 children. When her service introduced MOMO her first reaction was “not another new initiative to implement”. She worried how she would find time to learn the app and then show it to young people. She also felt a little ‘technologically challenged’. However,… Read more »

Say Hello To Service MOMO

It’s for Everyone Today MOMO is just a self-advocacy app for young people. However, in three weeks time it will also include Service MOMO, a package of outcome-enhancing features for services working with children and young people. Because services need help to reach, enable and listen to young people too.

Care Leaver Interviews

One of the aims of the Big Lottery’s Youth in Focus programme is to help young people leaving care. In 2010 they awarded £30 million of funding to organisations supporting young people between the ages of 15 and 25, so they get better access to education, housing, healthcare and employment advice and services. They asked some young… Read more »

Hammerwick Childrens Social Care User Journey

This is a story about the Children’s Social Care Service within Hammerwick Council, a fictitious London Borough. It’s one of six personas we’ve created to help us develop Mind Of My Own and is based on interviews carried out with children’s services. It helps us explore how Mind Of My Own could help councils to do an even better job… Read more »